MEd in Reading and Writing

PSU’s Master of Education (MEd) in Reading and Writing is for those seeking K-12 Specialist Certification. The program is aimed at helping K-12 classroom teachers, special educators, Title I personnel, literacy coaches, curriculum coordinators, adult literacy teachers, educators, and administrators provide the highest quality literacy instruction to all students in today’s diverse classrooms.

Students in this program must be certified teachers and have a minimum of two years of teaching experience before completion of the program.

The K-12 Specialist Certification program of study consists of 36 credits, 6 of which are required master’s core courses. Dual practica in reading and writing, as well as reading diagnosis and remedial reading, provide a capstone experience at the end of the program. Coursework follows the standards outlined by the International Reading Association and standards set by the State of New Hampshire. Faculty will work with you to develop your assessment, instruction, and leadership skills in the areas of reading and writing instruction.

For more information, visit the Educational Leadership, Learning and Curriculum Department website.

Reading and Writing Teacher K-12 Certification: If you are a certified classroom teacher who would like to increase your understanding of the theoretical foundations of the development of literacy as well as the application of the best practices in the teaching of reading and writing, the new Reading and Writing Teacher K-12 Certification program is designed for you. Once the program is completed, Reading and Writing Teacher certification would be added to your other certification area. Students in this certification program must be certified teachers.

Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (post-master’s): Students interested in post-master’s study may consider the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (CAGS) in Educational Leadership, K-12 Reading and Writing Specialist concentration. Students in this program must be certified teachers and have a minimum of two years of teaching experience before completion of the program.

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Completing your degree at Plymouth State is more convenient than ever because we offer courses on- and off-campus throughout New Hampshire, including Plymouth, Concord, and Waterville Valley. Evening and weekend class times, intensive institutes, and online classes allow you to take courses while maintaining your job and home life.

With rolling admission, you may start your program during any term. In fact, you may take up to 12 master-level credits or three CAGS-level credits before even being admitted to Plymouth State. Financial aid is available to qualified students.

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